Manhattan Fire Protection District
Manhattan Fire Protection District

No Caption Child Passenger Safety Requirements as of January, 1, 2019

Office of the Secretary of State Jesse White , January 02

Illinois Child Passenger Protection Act

The Child Passenger Protection Act requires that all children under age 8 be properly secured in an appropriate child safety restraint system. This includes the use of booster seats, which must only be used with a lap/shoulder safety belt. If the back seat of the vehicle is not equipped with lap/shoulder type safety belts, a child weighing more than 40 pounds ... (Full Story & Photos)

This Thanksgiving, and Every Day: Buckle Up–Every Trip. Every Time. You’ll Be Grateful You Did

November 22

Thanksgiving marks a happy time in America, when friends and families gather together to celebrate one of the oldest traditions of breaking bread together. The season of thankfulness marks the beginning of the holiday season, as well as the year’s busiest travel weekend. Whether you’re driving across the street or across the country to reach your Thanksgiving feast, it’s imperative to wear your seat ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Illinois State Fire Marshal Wants You to Have a Safe Holiday Season!

Teagan Shull, November 20

(SPRINGFIELD) – Thanksgiving is just a few days away and the Office of Illinois State Fire Marshal (OFSM) is offering Illinoisans a few tips on how to reduce the risks of fire in their homes.

“Thanksgiving Day has the highest rate of cooking fires every year,” said Fire Marshal Matt Perez. “Cooking equipment is involved in almost half of all reported home fires each year and is the second leading ... (Full Story & Photos)

Gas Value Repairs Continue Until November 7

Public Education Coordinator Jackie O'Hara, November 05

People's Gas will continue working on the gas valves this week at Eastern and Smith starting today November 5, 2018 until 4-6 PM. This work may continue until Wednesday, November 7. The Manhattan Fire District has been advised that during this time it will be common to smell the strong odor of mercaptan once again around town, depending on wind direction. Again, the odor is not dangerous or harmful ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption People's Gas Maintenance Causes Natural Gas Odor in Manhattan

Public Education Coordinator Jackie O'Hara, November 02

People's Gas will be conducting a venting at the intersection of Smith Road and Eastern Ave for maintenance purposes throughout the day and possibly throughout the weekend. Residents may smell an unpleasant natural gas odor in the area. The odor is not dangerous or harmful in anyway and will be smelt outside. However, if you smell gas inside your home please, call 911.

Since we have received several ... (Full Story & Photos)


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